Malaysia Introduction - 2002
SOURCE: 2002 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK
Malaysia was formed in 1963 through a merging of the former British colonies of Malaya and Singapore, including the East Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak on the northern coast of Borneo. The first several years of the country's history were marred by Indonesian efforts to control Malaysia, Philippine claims to Sabah, and Singapore's secession in 1965.
NOTE: The information regarding Malaysia on this page is re-published from the 2002 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Malaysia Introduction 2002 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Malaysia Introduction 2002 should be addressed to the CIA.